Brett Cummins, a meteorologist at KARK-TV In Little Rock, Ark., was found in sleeping a hot tub alongside with his dead friend Dexter Williams, police said.
Maumelle Police are investigating the death, which occurred early Monday morning.
Our Meteorologist Brett Cummins was at the home at the time of the death and we felt we should share this with our viewers, KARK said in a statement.
Police have discovered themes of sex and drugs in connection with the death of Dexter Williams (who was reportedly wearing a dog collar).
The homeowner, who was later identified as Christopher Barbour, told police that he found Cummins asleep in the hot tub next to 24-year-old Williams. Barbour allegedly told the police that the three men had been drinking and doing drugs the night before.
The police, who have not filed any criminal charges, are investigating whether drugs and alcohol played a role.
Cummins, 33, joined KARK TV station on New Year's Day 2001. He previously worked as a meteorologist at three Mississippi stations, WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, WXXV-TV in Gulfport and WTOK-TV in Meridian.
Cummins is a member of the American Meteorological Society and earned the designation as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist in the summer of 2010. He is also a member of the National Weather Association and holds their Seal of Approval. He has received two awards for Best Weathercast by the Arkansas Associated Press.
However, he is certainly not the first TV meteorologist to get into trouble. Last year, Heidi Jones, a weatherwoman on WABC in New York was arrested after filing a false attempted sexual assault with the police. At first she claimed that a Hispanic male had attacked her while she was jogging in Central Park. She later recanted her story and was fired by the station.
In December 2010, Rick Mecklenburg, a weatherman in South Bend, Ind., was picked up for making false claims to the police; he had complained that a police squad car backed into his car and that someone was shooting at his home.